Shia LaBeouf Shouted "Do You Know Who the Fuck I Am?" as He Was Being Arrested at Studio 54 Theater Last Night
As you may have heard by now, actor and public problem-haver Shia LaBeouf had an unsuccessful trip to the theater last night. LaBeouf's viewing of Cabaret was cut short around 8 p.m., when he was reportedly escorted out of Studio 54 Theater for smoking, yelling, and, per Page Six , slapping the butts of various actors.
We've obtained the criminal complaint against LaBeouf. It says police were called to the theater by a custodian, Carlos Ortiz, who told officers that he'd witnessed LaBeouf "yell loudly" at the actors onstage. Ortiz asked LaBeouf to leave. He refused.
When police arrived and handcuffed LaBeouf, the arresting officer, J. Pecora, adds that the actor grew even more agitated, shouting, "Fuck you. This is fucking bullshit. Do you know my life? Do you know who the f--- I am? Do you know who I am?"
Things did not improve from there. Pecora adds that while LaBeouf was being processed at the Midtown North Precinct, he started spitting: "I observed the defendant spit in my direction and observed the spit land at my feet."
Usually spitting at or near a cop will land you an assault on an officer charge, which is a felony. But it appears that LaBeouf got lucky for the first time all night: he's charged with criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, and harassment, all misdemeanors.
The actors of Cabaret don't seem too shaken up. Alan Cumming, one of the show's stars tweeted this earlier today:
Our @Cabaret_Musical Stage Manager last night at intermission : This is your places call and Shia Leboeuf has left the building in handcuffs— Alan Cumming (@Alancumming) June 27, 2014
LeBeouf was arraigned this morning in Midtown Community Court and released on his own recognizance. His next court appearance will be July 24.
The officer's full description of the incident is on the following page.
I am informed by Carlos Ortiz, of an address known to the District Attorney's Office, that he works as a security guard at, and is thereby a custodian of, Studio 54, which is enclosed by multiple walls, a roof, and doorway in a manner designed to exclude intruders. I am further informed by Mr. Ortiz that he observed the defendant stand up in the middle of a theatrical performance, while the performance was underway. I am further informed by Mr. Ortiz that he then observed the defendant yell loudly at the actors onstage. I am further informed by Mr. Ortiz that the theater was filled with more than one hundred individuals, and that many of these individuals turned to look at the defendant as he engaged in the above described conduct.
I am further informed by Mr. Ortiz that he approached the defendant and asked him in substance to leave the theater and that the defendant refused to leave. I am further informed by Mr. Ortiz that after he asked the defendant to leave, the defendant no longer had permission or authority to remain inside Studio 54.
As I escorted the defendant out of Studio 54, I observed the defendant scream at me in substance: "F--- you. This is f---ing bullshit. Do you know my life? Do you know who the f--- I am? Do you know who I am?" I observed approximately ten pedestrians turn to look as the defendant screamed at me.
During arrest processing at the Midtown North Precinct, I observed the defendant spit in my direction and observed the spit land at my feet.
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